Buy Used
$9.72
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Allabtbooks
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Personalized customer service with an attention to detail. We take time to inspect and list every product we sell!*We ship daily with free tracking. Personalized inscription on flyleaf, all other pages are clean and crisp. Dust jacket in very good condition with sun fading to the back. Book boards are like new.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Little by Little : Six Decades of Collecting American Decorative Arts Hardcover – October 26, 1984


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$21.99 $9.72
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 292 pages
  • Publisher: E. P. Dutton; 1st edition (October 26, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525242651
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525242659
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 20 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,592,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

8 1/2 x 11 trim. 372 illus. (147 color). LC 97-62560 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

NINA FLETCHER LITTLE spent over sixty years collecting and writing about New England antiques until her death in 1993. Her "special contribution was to bridge the worlds of American antiques and folk art, bringing the antiquarian's passion for the past to the study of folk art. She combined a keen appreciation of the aesthetic qualities of an object with a determination to discover everything possible about the historical and social context in which it was created -- who made it, when and where, how it was used and by whom. For her there was no contest between object and context: she honored both." -- Folk Art SPNEA has also reissued her books Neat and Tidy: Boxes and Their Contents Used in Early American Households and Country Arts in Early American Homes --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
67%
4 star
33%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Sampson on January 10, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is an outstanding book to add to your collection. Tells the incredible life long tale of two of the best known New England dealers and collectors. Back in a time when real early American treasures could be purchased at local auctions. Nina and Bertram were the first to start saving original paint and finishes, NOT Antiques Roadshow. As an appraiser I use this on a regular basis. Even though I focus on Kentucky items it is a wonderful read.
Haints
Spode's Willow Pattern: And Other Designs After The Chinese
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By browneyedgirl on February 17, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book has beautiful pictures, very detailed historical records of where each item was found and anything known of its history, as well as details of the items design and composition. It is a wonderful record of an expansive collection but it can be hard to get through as a book that tells a story.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marcia Little on December 27, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My grandmother, Edna Greenwood a.k.a. Monk, was a fellow collector and good friend of the Littles. Nina's book reminds me so much of her collection. This is a beautiful pictorial display of American Primitives.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.